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May 5th, 2013

Fred (Freddy) Dalton Taft

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Fred (Freddy) Dalton Taft was born July 28th, 1947 in Atlanta, Texas, and went to be with his Lord on May 1, 2013, in Plano, Texas, after a brief illness. He was a proud Veteran of the US Army and served his country as a Military Police, 1st Infantry, Division Big Red One in Vietnam from 1968-1969. To add to his honorable discharge in 1970, a recent interview of his military experience is on permanent display at the United States Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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May 4th

Relaying hope

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Lincoln Parish joined in the fight against cancer Friday as hundreds of area residents flocked to the Ruston High School football field to participate in the 2013 Relay for Life.
Various groups sold snacks and sweets to raise money, while others made the trek around the track circling the football field, all to raise awareness and funding for the American Cancer Society.

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Building the basics

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Looking to equip future educators with the skills to teach children literacy in reading, math and science, Grambling State University plans to launch a new degree program.
The Board of Regents recently approved GSU’s proposal to offer a Bachelor of Science degree program in child development and early literacy.
Connie Walton, GSU provost and vice president for academic affairs, said the degree will be unlike other child development and early literacy programs in the state.

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Legislative session reaches its midpoint next week

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Lawmakers reach the midpoint of their annual legislative session next week, with no bills yet reaching final passage, budget negotiations at a critical point and a series of proposals already on the trash heap.
Proposals to ban discrimination against gay state workers, enact term limits on statewide elected officials and put limits on the TOPS free college tuition program are dead for the session. So is Gov. Bobby Jindal’s tax plan.

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Marching in to save babies

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Mother Nature was in a giving mood Saturday, as were many residents of Lincoln Parish Hundreds hit the streets of Ruston under bright blue skies and mild temperatures to participate in the annual March for Babies benefitting the March of Dimes.
“We were a little concerned about the weather and the fact that we thought it might be a little cool,” said organizer David Darland, who also serves as the Louisiana MOD state board treasurer.

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Month focusing on mental health

Events such as the mass shootings and bombings that have bombarded our television screens and newspaper pages in the past year have reinforced the fear that many people feel toward those with mental illnesses.
However, many people may not realize that the majority of individuals with mental illnesses are able to lead relatively normal lives because of the treatments they receive.

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Robbins: Jolis Jardins big success

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On April 27, the Ruston Garden Club presented Jolis Jardins, A Garden Tour. This event was the result of years of discussions, months of preparations, and hours upon hours of work by an extraordinary group of women here in Ruston.

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Corn now state's top cash crop

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Cotton was once king in Louisiana, but it appears corn now wears the crown.
In a recent report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, cotton will be replaced with corn across the South, with planted cotton acres expected to fall by an average of 15 percent. Farmers in the Bayou State are expected to follow suit by planting more corn than cotton.
“Cotton farmers are switching to soybeans and corn, where they can make more money,” said John Westra, an ag economist with the LSU AgCenter. “Land harvested for cotton was about 225,000 acres, down 22 percent from 2011 and the lowest recorded since 1866, when the state began tracking production. We expect it to be down another 50,000 acres in 2013.”
It seems farmers across the country are looking to corn to increase their profits this year. While drought in the Midwest may curb some corn plantings there, an economist with the American Farm Bureau said the 2013 corn crop could set a record.

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The making of Mother's Day

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These lines are meant as reflection — and a reminder — that next Sunday is Mothers Day. In that it is one of the most celebrated days other than Christmas and Easter, the history of the day is interesting. Most of today’s words deal with the origin of Mothers Day. Next week we will look at some other aspects of this occasion.
None other than Julia Ward Howe, author of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” is given credit for creating the momentum of having Mothers Day recognized as a national holiday. In 1870, she issued a proclamation or declaration which should not be paraphrased. It read:

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PARISH SCHOOLS DONATE TO THE MARCH OF DIMES

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